An exciting announcement was made by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar on Wednesday that 10,000,000 people in Pakistan have been vaccinated against coronavirus so far.
While addressing a brief press conference to mark the achievement, Umar said the government’s decisions to curb the virus were proving “effective” during the third wave of the pandemic.
“The more quickly we get ourselves vaccinated, the faster we will be able to rid ourselves of this menace,” he said, requesting people to get themselves vaccinated so that business could reopen and life could return to its normal state in Pakistan.
Umar said the government as well as the masses had done a commendable job in following coronavirus SOPs, resulting in the number of cases dropping.
“We have seen that when Pakistanis, as a nation, decide to do something, then they do it.”He said.
The federal minister said that while it was an impressive achievement, the government wanted to vaccinate 70,000,000 people against the vaccine by the end of the year.
The NCOC chief said Pakistan was vaccinating an estimated 300,000 people on a daily basis against the coronavirus, adding that more than 300,000 were registering for the vaccine on a daily basis.
Earlier, the minister shared on Twitter that Pakistan will be vaccinating over 1,00,00,000 people against the virus.
On May 16, Pakistan had opened registrations for citizens aged 19 and above for coronavirus vaccination. In a tweet, Umar had said registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for the vaccine.
On May 3, Pakistan opened registration for the vaccination of people aged between 40 to 49 years across the country and, subsequently, began walk-in vaccinations for people of the same age group.